Houston Grand Opera takes us on an amazing trip in presenting this opera left forgotten in Soviet archives.
And will gabachos ever pick crops like Mexicans?
Hospitals, doctors and dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime. The feds are now trying to shutter the door.
There's good stuff here, but did we really need another round of the master's work?
What should we make of radiant Lincoln and blubbering Private Ryan?
If there's one thing Hair Balls can't get enough of, it's racists, which is why we were thrilled to hear this week from a Houston contributor to a site called SaveWhitePeople. The writer (known on the site as Erich) wanted to know if we'd like to interview the NYC-based site's founder, Joseph Adams. ... More >>
Bald eagles will weep for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
Documentary filmmaker Gaylen Ross's new film Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt with Nazis hits the screen at Houston's Angelika Theater today. If you don't know the name Rudolf Kasztner, you aren't alone. Although the Hungarian journalist and lawyer saved more than 1,600 Jews during WWII, h ... More >>
Breach of contract suits are ordinarily dry, boilerplate affairs, which is why Hair Balls tips our hat to the colorful complaint filed last Friday by Donald Large against City Council At-Large Candidate Carlos Obando. Large, who is also chairs Harris County Republican Precinct 411, tells Obando in h ... More >>
The Summer Israeli Film Series closes with a family drama
Sacha Baron Cohen's in queerface. But what's Brüno's real target?
Javier de Villota's bold re-creation of a marketplace massacre in Sarajevo is installed at the Station.
If you're going to take an ad in your newspaper, it's probably a good idea to check whether it's from a group whose website banners a challenge to the US Holocaust Museum that says "Please provide, with proof, the name of one person who was killed in the gas chambers at Auschwitz."UH's Daily Cougar ... More >>
This is both documentary and animated feature — and a remarkable bubbling up of repressed violence
Winslet and Fiennes take the long and (Oscar-)worthy road to redemption
For days after the storm, inmates in Beaumont lived without A/C, electricity or hot meals. Press releases kept saying everything inside was fine. Guards and prisoners agree — that was nothing but B.S.
Great moments in HouStoned history
Houston minister Dr. K.A. Paul flies around the globe using Jesus to pull in worldwide donations -- unfortunately spending more money on jet fuel than orphans
The HMNS features the life's work of a creepy German doctor
Fateless paints a stunning portrait of a Jewish teen's death camp survival
Tennessee schoolkids teach the world a lesson in an inspirational documentary
Tomorrow Morning is a trip
An exhibition pays tribute to holocaust victims at a camp for women
Tim Blake Nelson's uneven holocaust drama exposes an ethical Grey Zone
Nobody's getting paid. There are no investors left. The rent money is running out. But George Molho and company are hanging on, hoping that with a good product and just a little luck they'll strike it rich.
Trey McIntyre gets the Houston Ballet crowd hooked on a feeling
Not even Renée Zellweger can make us Jones for this sarcastic romance
Smithsonian Folkways releases Broadside magazine's long-forgotten tracks
Comic-book characters remain two-dimensional in the special effects-laden X-Men
Mr. Death comes alive in a disturbing documentary by Errol Morris
A romantic fairy tale does finewith a working-class setting
Chaplinesque Life uses humor against Holocaust horrors
The MFA's focus on Frank Freed tells us a lot about the art world, but not much about art
Cronos makes something new from old-fashioned horror
Spalding Gray brings his Anatomy and memories back to Houston